Size and weight are big decision factors when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, we are going to illustrate the Sony HX99 and Sony HX80 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony HX99 has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 36 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.42″) and weighs 242 g (0.53 lb / 8.54 oz) (including batteries). Sony HX80 has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 36 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.42″) and weighs 245 g (0.54 lb / 8.64 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Sony HX99 and the Sony HX80. In this case, we can see that Sony HX99 and Sony HX80 have the exact same height, width and thickness.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Sony HX99 and Sony HX80.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony HX99 and Sony HX80.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony HX99 is 3g lighter than the Sony HX80 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 nor Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 provides any type of weather sealing in their bodies, so you have to give extra care especially when you are shooting outdoors. If weather sealing is a must-have feature for you, check these sections: Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony HX99 and Sony HX80's LCD screens have the same diagonal size of 3.00 inches.
Both cameras feature Tilting screens
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over-the-head levels.